James A. Adams, 84, of 1111 N. Augustus St. in St. Marys, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on Sept. 27, 1928, in St. Marys, to Oscar and Idabelle (Rickman) Adams.
Survivors include daughter Susan (Vern) Stucke of St. Marys; two grandchildren, Dr. Gregory (Dr. Kacie) Stucke of Mason and Dana Stucke of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by parents Oscar and Idabelle Adams; brother William “Wild Bill” Adams; life-companion Gertrude Hughes.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
Jim had the distinction of being a veteran of both the United States Army and the United States Air Force, for which he was awarded numerous medals. While in the military, he served as flight mechanic aboard a B-17 Bomber for Col. Robert L. Scott Jr., who authored the book “God is My Co-Pilot,” a first-hand account of World War II air adventures.
He retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where he worked as a certified welder.
He was a life member of American Legion Post #323 and VFW Post #9289, both in St. Marys.
His favorite pastimes included playing golf, fishing, trap-shooting and playing cards.
Rites are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) in St. Marys.
Burial, with full graveside military honors, will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.